One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

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Vintage Books, 2009 - 426 Seiten
In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we came to Armageddon.

Here, for the first time, are gripping accounts of Khrushchev's plan to destroy the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo; the handling of Soviet nuclear warheads on Cuba; and the extraordinary story of a U-2 spy plane that got lost over Russia at the peak of the crisis.

Written like a thriller, One Minute to Midnight is an exhaustively researched account of what Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. called “the most dangerous moment in human history,” and the definitive book on the Cuban missile crisis.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - JesperCFS2 - LibraryThing

Never read in detail about the Cuba Crisis. So after reading Dobbs book I actually was a bit shaken. So many things could have gone wrong, so many things beyond control from JFK or Khrusjtjov, so many ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

One Minute to Midnight is an hour by hour reconstruction of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dobbs has done original archival research and brings to the page new facts never before published. His main thesis ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Americans
3
Russians
32
Cubans
58
Eyeball to Eyeball
84
Intel
135
Nukes
159
Strike First
184
Hunt for the Grozny
207
Shootdown
230
Some Sonofabitch
254
Run Like Hell
276
Cat and Mouse
297
Crate and Return
321
Afterword
343
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Über den Autor (2009)

Michael Dobbs was born in Belfast, Ireland, and educated at the University of York, with fellowships at Princeton and Harvard. He is a reporter for The Washington Post, where he spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent covering the collapse of communism. His Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire was a runner-up for the 1997 PEN award for nonfiction. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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